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Airport Link discount fails to pull crowds

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The Airport Rail Link's flat 20-baht fare for its City Line has failed to attract as many passengers as expected, causing the system to run at a loss of almost 2 million baht a month. 

Chamroon Tangpaisarnkit, chairman of the SRT Electric Train Co which runs the Airport Rail Link, said the 20-baht discount rate _ which began on Sept 30 and is due to end on Dec 31 for the system's City Line, running between 11am and 2pm _ has only slightly increased the number of passengers using the City Line.

At some times during the operating hours in which the discount has been offered, the City Line has attracted the same number of passengers travelling as before the discounted fare rate was introduced, or 5,000 passengers during the entire period, he said.

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